A Guide to Dynamic Lighting

Jul 4, 2017
A Guide to Dynamic Lighting
  • A GUIDE TO DYNAMIC LIGHTING

    Are your maps failing to render dynamic lighting? If so, you may be using an abundance of unoptimized pieces causing stress on the lighting engine. I've found a way for you to be smarter and more efficient with you piece usage to maintain desired lighting effects. Below is an extensive list weighing structural objects from all 3 forge environments. The monetary values allow you to equivalently exchange the pieces with another, just like trading. For example, 5 Struts are equivalent to 20 Blocks on average. This makes Struts very heavy in terms of processing lighting effects and makes Blocks quite friendly as you can use 4 times as many of them to produce the lighting effects you want.

    In the context of the monetary values established here, each forge canvas has an invisible Dynamic Lighting budget of $11,575. If you go over this limit, lighting effects for your map will be disabled.

    TOTAL INVISIBLE BUDGET FOR EACH FORGE MAP: $11,575

    RAVINE
    RAVINE
    $5 – ARTIFACT BASE
    $100 – BASE 1
    $100 – BASE 2, LEFT
    $100 – BASE 2, RIGHT
    $100 – BRIDGE WALL
    $100 – CATWALK 1
    $100 – CATWALK LIP


    BUILDING BLOCKS
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1
    $2 – BLOCK, 1X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL AND THIN
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X2
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X1 FLAT
    $2 – BLOCK, 2X2
    $25 – BLOCK 2X2, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, SHORT
    $2 – BLOCK, 2X2, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, TALL
    $2 – BLOCK, 3X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 4X4
    $2 – BLOCK, 4X4, FLAT
    $2 – BLOCK, 4X4, SHORT

    $100 – BLOCK, 4X4 TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X5, FLAT

    BRIDGES AND PLATFORMS
    $25 – BRIDGE, SMALL
    $2 – BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – BRIDGE, LARGE
    $2 – BRIDGE, XLARGE
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAGONAL
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAG, SMALL
    $100 – DISH
    $100 – DISH, OPEN

    $25 – CORNER, 45 DEGREES
    $25 – CORNER, 2X2
    $25 – CORNER, 4X4
    $25 – LANDING PAD
    $25 – PLATFORM, RAMPED
    $100 – PLATFORM, LARGE
    $100 – PLATFORM, XLARGE

    $25 – CYLINDER, LARGE
    $25 – Y CROSS
    $25 – Y CROSS, LARGE
    $100 – SNIPER NEST

    BUILDINGS
    $5 – BUNKER, SMALL
    $5 – BUNKER, SMALL, COVERED
    $5 – BUNKER, BOX
    $100 – BUNKER, ROUND
    $5 – BUNKER, RAMP
    $5 – PYRAMID
    $5 – TOWER, 2 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, 3 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, TALL
    $100 – ROOM, DOUBLE

    $5 – ROOM, TRIPLE

    DECORATIVE
    $4 – ANTENNA, SMALL
    $100 – ANTENNA, SATELLITE
    $25 – BRACE
    $25 – BRACE, LARGE
    $100 – BRACE, TUNNEL
    $25 – COLUMN
    $25 – COVER
    $25 – COVER, CRENELLATION
    $25 – COVER, GLASS
    $25 – RAILING, SMALL
    $25 – RAILING, MEDIUM
    $100 – RAILING, LONG
    $100 – TELEPORTER FRAME
    $100 – STRUT
    $100 – LARGE WALKWAY COVER


    DOORS, WINDOWS, AND WALLS
    $2 – DOOR
    $25 – DOOR, DOUBLE
    $25 – WINDOW
    $25 – WINDOW, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL
    $25 – WALL, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL, CORNER
    $2 – WALL, CURVED
    $25 – WALL, COLISEUM
    $100 – WINDOW, COLISEUM
    $25 – TUNNEL, SHORT
    $100 – TUNNEL, LONG

    INCLINES
    $1 – BANK, 1X1
    $1 – BANK, 1X2
    $1 – BANK, 2X1
    $1 – BANK, 2X2
    $1 – RAMP, 1X2
    $1 – RAMP, 1X2, SHALLOW
    $1 – RAMP, 2X2
    $1 – RAMP, 2X2, STEEP

    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, SMALL
    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, LARGE

    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, SMALL
    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, LARGE
    $2.3 – RAMP, XL
    $25 – RAMP, STUNT

    NATURAL
    $25 – ROCK 1
    $25 – ROCK 2
    $25 – ROCK 3
    $25 – ROCK 4

    IMPACT
    IMPACT
    $25 – STATION CONSOLE
    $1 – STATION, CORE
    $100 – STATION, CORRIDOR
    $25 – STATION, RAMP
    $1 – STATION, 90
    $25 – STATION, 45
    $25 – STATION, 4 WAY LRG CAP
    $25 – STATION, 4 WAY LRG
    $100 – STATION, 4 WAY
    $100 – STATION, T
    $100 – STATION, AIRLOCK

    $25 – STATION, TRANSITION
    $100 – STATION, DOOR JAM
    $100 – STATION, DOOR JAM 2

    $1 – STATION, AIRLOCK, SML
    $100 – UNSC TOWER
    $100 – UNSC 2 STORY

    $25 – UNSC 1 STORY
    $100 – SILO 1
    $100 – SILO 2

    $25 – SILO 2, CLOSED
    $25 – SILO 3
    $1 – CENTRAL FLOOR CAP

    BUILDING BLOCKS
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1
    $2 – BLOCK, 1X1 FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL AND THIN
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X2
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X1 FLAT
    $2 – BLOCK, 2X2
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, SHORT
    $2 – BLOCK, 2X2, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, TALL
    $2 – BLOCK, 3X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 4X4
    $2 – BLOCK, 4X4, FLAT
    $2 – BLOCK, 4X4, SHORT

    $100 – BLOCK, 4X4, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X5 FLAT

    BRIDGES AND PLATFORMS
    $25 – BRIDGE, SMALL
    $2 – BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – BRIDGE, LARGE
    $2 – BRIDGE, XLARGE
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAGONAL
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAG, SMALL
    $100 – DISH
    $100 – DISH, OPEN

    $25 – CORNER, 45 DEGREES
    $25 – CORNER, 2X2
    $25 – CORNER, 4X4
    $25 – LANDING PAD
    $25 – PLATFORM, RAMPED
    $100 – PLATFORM, LARGE
    $100 – PLATFORM, XLARGE

    $25 – CYLINDER, LARGE
    $25 – Y CROSS
    $25 – Y CROSS, LARGE
    $100 – SNIPER NEST
    $25 – STAIRCASE
    $100 – WALKWAY, LARGE

    BUILDINGS
    $5 – BUNKER, SMALL
    $5 – MAX – BUNKER, SMALL, COVERED
    $5 – BUNKER, BOX
    $100 – BUNKER, ROUND
    $5 – BUNKER, RAMP
    $5 – PYRAMID
    $5 – TOWER, 2 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, 3 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, TALL
    $100 – ROOM, DOUBLE

    $5 – ROOM, TRIPLE

    DECORATIVE
    $4 – ANTENNA, SMALL
    $100 – ANTENNA, SATELLITE
    $25 – BRACE
    $25 – BRACE, LARGE
    $100 – BRACE, TUNNEL
    $25 – COLUMN
    $25 – COVER
    $25 – COVER, CRENELLATION
    $25 – COVER, GLASS
    $25 – RAILING, SMALL
    $25 – RAILING, MEDIUM
    $100 – RAILING, LONG
    $100 – TELEPORTER FRAME
    $100 – STRUT
    $100 – LARGE WALKWAY COVER


    DOORS, WINDOWS, AND WALLS
    $2 – DOOR
    $25 – DOOR, DOUBLE
    $25 – WINDOW
    $25 – WINDOW, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL
    $25 – WALL, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL, CORNER
    $2 – WALL, CURVED
    $25 – WALL, COLISEUM
    $100 – WINDOW, COLISEUM
    $25 – TUNNEL, SHORT
    $100 – TUNNEL, LONG

    INCLINES
    $2 – BANK, 1X1
    $2 – BANK, 1X2
    $2 – BANK, 2X1
    $2 – BANK, 2X2
    $2 – RAMP, 1X2
    $2 – RAMP, 1X2, SHALLOW
    $2 – RAMP, 2X2
    $2 – RAMP, 2X2, STEEP

    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, SMALL
    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, LARGE

    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, SMALL
    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, LARGE
    $2 – RAMP, XL
    $25 – RAMP, STUNT

    NATURAL
    $1 – ROCK, SMALL
    $1 – ROCK, FLAT
    $1 – ROCK, MEDIUM 1
    $1 – ROCK, MEDIUM 2
    $1 – ROCK, SPIRE 1
    $1 – ROCK SPIRE 2
    $1 – ROCK SEASTACK

    EROSION
    EROSION
    $25 – PIPE, 1X2
    $2 – PIPE, 45
    $2 – PIPE, CROSS
    $2 – PIPE, CURVED
    $2 – PIPE, END
    $2 – PIPE, SLANTED
    $2 – PIPE, Y


    BUILDING BLOCKS
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1
    $2 – BLOCK, 1X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X1, TALL AND THIN
    $25 – BLOCK, 1X2
    $2 – BLOCK, 1X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X2, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 2X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X1, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, FLAT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3 SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X3, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 3X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 4X4
    $25 – BLOCK, 4X4, FLAT
    $100 – BLOCK, 4X4, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 4X4, TALL
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X1, SHORT
    $25 – BLOCK, 5X5, FLAT

    BRIDGES AND PLATFORMS
    $25 – BRIDGE, SMALL
    $25 – BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – BRIDGE, LARGE
    $25 – BRIDGE, XLARGE
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAGONAL
    $25 – BRIDGE, DIAG, SMALL
    $25 – DISH
    $25 – DISH, OPEN
    $2 – CORNER 45 DEGREES
    $25 – CORNER, 2X2
    $2 – CORNER, 4X4
    $25 – LANDING PAD
    $25 – PLATFORM, RAMPED
    $100 – PLATFORM, LARGE
    $100 – PLATFORM, XLARGE
    $100 – CYLINDER, LARGE

    $25 – Y CROSS
    $25 – Y CROSS, LARGE
    $100 – SNIPER NEST
    $100 – STAIRCASE
    $100 – WALKWAY, LARGE


    BUILDINGS
    $5 – BUNKER, SMALL
    $100 – BUNKER, SMALL, COVERED
    $5 – BUNKER, BOX
    $100 – BUNKER, ROUND
    $5 – BUNKER, RAMP
    $5 – PYRAMID
    $100 – TOWER, 2 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, 3 STORY
    $100 – TOWER, TALL
    $100 – ROOM, DOUBLE
    $100 – ROOM, TRIPLE


    DECORATIVE
    $4 – ANTENNA, SMALL
    $25 – ANTENNA, SATELLITE
    $100 – BRACE
    $100 – BRACE, LARGE
    $100 – BRACE, TUNNEL

    $25 – COLUMN
    $25 – COVER
    $25 – COVER, CRENELLATION
    $25 – COVER, GLASS
    $25 – RAILING, SMALL
    $25 – RAILING, MEDIUM
    $100 – RAILING, LONG
    $100 – TELEPORTER FRAME
    $100 – STRUT
    $100 – LARGE WALKWAY COVER


    DOORS, WINDOWS, AND WALLS
    $25 – DOOR
    $25 – DOOR, DOUBLE
    $25 – WINDOW
    $25 – WINDOW, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL
    $25 – WALL, DOUBLE
    $25 – WALL, CORNER
    $25 – WALL, CURVED
    $100 – WALL, COLISEUM
    $100 – WINDOW, COLISEUM

    $25 – TUNNEL, SHORT
    $25 – TUNNEL, LONG

    INCLINES
    $1 – BANK, 1X1
    $1 – BANK 1X2
    $1 – BANK, 2X1
    $1 – BANK 2X2
    $1 – RAMP, 1X2
    $1 – RAMP, 1X2, SHALLOW
    $1 – RAMP, 2X2
    $1 – RAMP, 2X2, STEEP

    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, SMALL
    $100 – RAMP, CIRCULAR, LARGE

    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, SMALL
    $1 – RAMP, BRIDGE, MEDIUM
    $25 – RAMP, BRIDGE, LARGE
    $25 – RAMP, XL
    $25 – RAMP, STUNT

    NATURAL
    $1 – ROCK, FLAT
    $1 – ROCK, MEDIUM 1
    $1 – ROCK, MEDIUM 2

    $25 – ROCK, SEASTACK
    $1 – ROCK, SMALL
    $1 – ROCK, SPIRE 1
    $1 – ROCK, SPIRE 2



    I've found that the three canvases are equal in terms of dynamic lighting capacity; each map can light 463 neutral pieces. The only difference is how cumbersome the pieces are. For example, the coliseum walls and brace large's on EROSION are very heavy and are used the most, which is why we've experienced the problem more frequently on that canvas.

    Author
    - Warholic
    Source - https://www.forgehub.com/threads/a-guide-to-dynamic-lighting.142634/